We have swimmers from all over the country coming to take on the challenge of the Windermere One Way Swim and we are encouraging all of them to stay over to enjoy the complete Lake District experience.

There are a huge range of accommodation options available depending on your budget, these venues provide the ideal event specific locations meaning you and your support team can more conveniently plan your stay to coordinate with your swim.

East Shore 

Longlands Farm Cottage Cartmel Stunning newly renovated 17th century cottage. Sleeps 6, 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom. Outside area for BBQ and relaxation. Enjoy the views as you soak in the hot tub.

Longlands Glamping Pods Cartmel  with decking and private hot tub.

Hill Of Oaks Stay on the southern shores of Lake Windermere. Tucked away in ancient woodland on the south-eastern shores of Lake Windermere you’ll find Hill of Oaks Lodge & Caravan Park – the ideal base for exploring the best of the Lake District. Our park is home to a range of lakeside self-catering properties, glamping pods, safari tents and touring pitches. And with multiple slipways for holidaymakers to launch canoes or paddleboards, go for a wild water swim, a ferry service to Lakeside, and some of the best walking routes on our doorstep, we’re the perfect choice for those in search of both relaxation and adventure.

Beech Hill Hotel A warm welcome to Beech Hill Hotel and Spa, where stunning view, superb food and carful consideration to your every comfort combine to define what is Windermere’s most distinctive 4 star hotel.

Storrs Hall  Storrs Hall on the Lake with a choice of rooms available – from Classic Rooms with Lake Views to Suites.

Once the event is over, and the athletes and their friends and family need some well-deserved refreshment, why not come and see us for afternoon tea, dinner, or even an overnight stay?

Storrs Hall, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3LG

015394 47111

Langdale Chase Hotel are offering at 10% discount when you mention the Windermere One Way Swim.

Low Wood Bay  has a fantastic reputation as one of the best Lake District Hotels for its choice of facilities and stunning lakeside location on the shores of Lake Windermere. Family and dog friendly, 131 en-suite rooms, with two restaurants and a newly opened spa.

Ambleside YHA Situated right on the shore of Lake Windermere this YHA has undergone a 1.4 million renovation. Beautifully situated with a licensed bar, terraces, en-suit rooms and wifi to report on social media about your upcoming swim!

Waterhead House right at the north shore of Lake Windermere, as well as other large and luxury accommodation around the Lake District

Hipcamp provides wonderful camping, glamping, and campervanning sites in and around Windermere with dog-friendly options for those bringing their pooch.

Independent Cottages provides self-catering cottages in and around Bowness on Windermere, you can book directly with the cottages, no booking fees, and plenty of accessible and dog-friendly options!

West Shore 

Low Wray  Choose from a wide variety of pitches, pods, berber tents and glamping options waterfront, lake view, meadow or woodland.  A great spot to socialize with other swimmers and paddlers.

Low Wray Tipi  A beautiful setting, make your accommodation extra special for your swim. Cosy and warm each has a wood burning stove. An experience you’ll not forget.

Original Cottages Lake District & Cumbria

We are Original Cottages Lake District & Cumbria, a family of self-catering holiday homes and cottages that open the door to this unique part of the country.

We’re incredibly proud of our history as a family business, that we stay true to our friendly and personalised customer service and that our local teams are hand on to help you plan your holiday and choose the ideal property in the place they call home.  Whether you’re looking for a property with a riverside garden, a hot tub to unwind in or a cottage with natural contemporary charm, we’ve got the home from home you’re looking for.


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